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Welcome to our U3A website

If you are a new visitor to this site you are very welcome to browse the website to see the group activities, monthly speaker meetings and outings that are organised for our members. If you wish to join our branch of the U3A then click the "Join the U3A" link on the left of the screen and provide the details requested, our membership secretary will contact you in due course.

If you are a member and new to this site you will have been sent your membership number together with a password that you can use to log in to the members facilities within the website. We advise that once you have logged in on this first occasion you should change your password to something memorable to you.

Meeting Calendar      

A monthly meeting is held normally on the first Tuesday of every month.

Doors open at 1.30pm and this first half hour provides an opportunity for members to socialise, find out about local and national activities and sign up for chosen events. Following announcements concerning U3A business, invited speakers give a talk. Recent subjects have included The Sinking of the Lusitania, Chalk Figures in England and Paul Nash the Artist.

The venue is St James Methodist Church Hall, Saint James Road, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5HE (click for map). Parking is available on site and in the surrounding streets.

Tea and coffee are available after the talk (If you are helping with tea-making, click here for guidelines).

Please wear your membership badge and sign in at the desk. Visitors are welcome to attend up to 2 general meetings at a cost of £1. At each meeting three or four established members act as meeter/greeters, particularly to welcome new members and visitors (If you are helping as a meeter/greeter, click here for guidelines).

The Annual General Meeting (members only) takes place at the February meeting and the Christmas party (booking necessary) at the December meeting.

The list below details the current programme. Details are also in the Newsletter  Suggestions for future speakers are welcome (contact Mary Gunn).

6th March 2018The Campaign for Women's Suffrage - A Hampshire PerspectiveRoger Ottewill Dr Roger Ottewill is an academic who spent 35 years in higher education. His interests include local political, administrative and religious history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this talk Roger will explore the evidence of the suffragettes campaign in Hampshire. The impact can be seen in the reporting of national incidents in the local press, public meetings, propaganda and marches as well as the intense opposition to the cause of ‘votes for women’.

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10 Pin Bowling
Every second week on a Monday morning, alternating between West Quay Bowling Centre (10a.m) and Swan Centre Bowling Cent.... to read more log in
Posted by Diana Gillen-Buchert on 20th January 2018

2018 Membership Renewals
Membership renewals will be due on 1st April 2018. After 3 years in the role, I will be handing it over! With the new we.... to read more log in
Posted by Catherine Brown on 4th January 2018

Workshop Report
A workshop on the 'Way Forward for Southampton U3A' was held on 31st October 2017 and all members were invited. .... to read more log in
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